Stories from May 2005
Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:42 am
Kelly Godsey (Parker, Colo.) was a one-Bobcat show at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, as her first-place finish in the hammer throw and second-place finishes in the shot put and discus tallied all 26 of Bates' points, giving the Bobcat team eighth place at the meet, hosted by Wartburg College.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:44 am
Five honorary degree recipients will speak at the 139th commencement at Bates on May 30. They are composer Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Anderson, theoretical biologist Lynn Margulis, entrepreneur and engineer Paul Soros and his wife, Daisy M. Soros, and NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 2:39 pm
Donald "Dee" Rowe, legendary former Worcester Academy and University of Connecticut basketball coach, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural induction ceremony of the newly created Bates College Scholar-Athlete Society at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Mays Center on the Bates College campus. Rowe will also be inducted as the society's first honorary member.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:54 pm
Eighty-three percent of Bates College seniors and alumni applying to graduate programs in the health professions were accepted for matriculation in fall 2004. Seventy-five percent of Bates applicants were accepted into medical or osteopathic schools, vs. a national average of around 49 percent.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:50 pm
Andrew Carnegie probably never considered making a gift in honor of fellow philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. But on Monday afternoon, one champion of Bates philanthropy honored another as the College inaugurated the Helen A. Papaioanou, M.D. '49 Chair in the Biological Sciences, established as part of a multimillion gift several years ago by Ralph T. Perry '51 and his wife, Mary Louise Seldenfleur.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:55 pm
A panel of experts in the fields of law, philosophy and bioethics will discuss the implications of the Terri Schiavo case at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:45 pm
As Bates College celebrates its sesquicentennial year, senior Alexander Verhave of Wellesley, Mass., has mounted an exhibit of black and white photographs titled Bates College 2005. On display in Chase Hall Lounge through May 22, the 20 photographs include contemporary landscape and still life compositions of Bates College taken by Verhave, a geology major and photography editor of The Bates Student, the campus newspaper. The photographic series "portrays the places and sights that have defined my four years at Bates," says Verhave. The exhibit is supported by funding from the Office of the Vice President for External Affairs.
Monday, May 9, 2005 4:05 pm
Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio's Morning Edition and author of an acclaimed biography of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, will give a lecture titled "The Legacy of Brown vs. the Board of Education" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:20 pm
Some 520 students presented nearly 400 research projects in the sixth annual Lewiston High School Science Fair on May 5.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:05 pm
Bates College has named Pamela Baker, a biology professor known for her research into periodontal disease, as the college's first Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences.